I picked up a Shimano rod yesterday (it caught my eye). It's a muskie rod that will do fine on inshore species. Model CPCM76XH Rated for 20-50 pound Line.
I'm pondering what reel I want to get to go with it. It will be used for fluke, tog and could be called into action for bass fishing. Since I tend to fish deeper water 30-100 feet, a little bait caster will not do. (I wrecked a few of them using 12 ounce sinkers in the past.) Strong currents for deep fluke was the mission that killed them.
I know everyone loves the Avet reels. What model does the "crew" recommend and any comments on it. I was pondering one of the heavier calcutta shimano reels but my gut tells me the Avet fits me much better.